Obama: Hillary Clinton would be an ‘excellent president’

Clinton is expected to launch her second run for president on Sunday

In this Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wave as they arrive at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar on Air Force One. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

PANAMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama says he thinks Hillary Rodham Clinton would be “an excellent president.”

Clinton is expected to launch her long-anticipated second run for president on Sunday with an online video.

Obama says Clinton was a formidable candidate against him when they competed for the Democratic nomination in 2008.

He says she became a great supporter of his in the general election that year, and that she was an outstanding secretary of state during his first term.

Says Obama: “I think she would be an excellent president.”

He adds that Clinton will have strong messages to deliver if she does decide to run.

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